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March 4, 2015 Updates
March 3, 2015 Updates

Lowry will sit out a second consecutive game for rest on Monday when his Toronto Raptors take on the Philadelphia 76ers, and it sounds as if that absence could extend for multiple games to help the struggling point guard remedy multiple minor issues. Lowry sitting on Saturday, the second night of a back-to-back against a lowly New York Knicks team, was wholly justifiable, even if the Raptors did drop an embarrassing decision at MSG. A chance to sit against the equally uninspiring 76ers is fortunate timing, too, but an extended absence would leave the Raptors far less hope of emerging from their five-game losing streak and general malaise in an expeditious manner. The Score

March 2, 2015 Updates

Ryan Wolstat: Kyle Lowry was getting stretched out in room instead of shooting around with Raptors. Take of that what you will. Lowry out tonight and from the way he is talking, (speculation here) could be a few more too. Said bigger things down the line are priority. Lowry said a bunch of things are bothering him. He would play through but said org smartly thinking long-term and it is right call. Lowry said not easy to sit at home but: “(They’ve) seen me enough this year and I think my family and friends understand the bigger plan. The long term is the plan, the long term for our season is really the goal in mind.” Twitter @WolstatSun

February 28, 2015 Updates

Today's player pool somewhat thin at the top, but several mid-to-upper-tier assets are worth the Saturday start. Eric Bledsoe ($7,100 salary; 14.2% of cap) is coming off a 65.3-fantasy-point domination of Oklahoma City, and he scored at least 37 on FantasyScore in each of the three games before that. He's hottest guard option in the pool. Conversely, Kyle Lowry ($8,000; 16.0%) is coming off a miserable 5.5-point showing and has touched 30 fantasy points just three times in 10 games. He faces a good matchup against the New York Knicks, but he's clearly struggling. HoopsHype

February 27, 2015 Updates

Asked to describe his game at the moment, Lowry had a quick response: “Me? I’m trash,” Lowry told reporters. “I’m trying to figure it out right now, to be honest with you. I don’t know (how to fix it), that’s why I’m in here, working hard and trying to figure out what to do to get myself back on track.” Toronto Sun

February 19, 2015 Updates
February 16, 2015 Updates

Lowry admits that initially, he didn’t think Toronto was going to be the place where everything came together for him. He had doubts and wasn’t sure if things were going to work out on the Raptors. “Well no, honestly I didn’t think [this is where everything would work out],” Lowry said of Toronto. “But with all the hard work I put in and the commitment they made to me, everything just kind of came into fruition and it worked out.” Basketball Insiders

February 15, 2015 Updates
February 14, 2015 Updates

Though Bieber’s tweet (and the vast majority of the retweets) did not count and though Raptors global ambassador Drake chose not to endorse Lowry via Twitter, some players were a bit miffed by the process, most notably, Detroit guard Brandon Jennings, who indicated, again via Twitter, that being powered by celebrity endorsements was not an ideal way for players to be selected. “So I guess next year imma have rappers, actors, & etc say vote for me for all star. I mean that’s all it takes,” Jennings tweeted, before later adding he believed Lowry deserved to make the team. Toronto Sun

February 13, 2015 Updates

It turns out that Lowry—who at 6 feet tall is one of the shortest players in the league—hasn’t dunked in a regular-season game since 2008. That stunned him. Lowry was sure he hadn’t dunked since 2006. His face lit up recently when he was told he was wrong. It was as if he had just found a $100 bill on the pavement. Lowry shouted across a noisy gym at practice to teammate Chuck Hayes and then frantically summoned everyone he could see to reminisce about this moment of glory. “Come here!” he yelled. Wall Street Journal

February 7, 2015 Updates
February 5, 2015 Updates

"There is a sense of frustration because we are losing games that we know we are capable of winning," said Lowry, who was coming off a two-point performance in Monday's loss to Milwaukee. "For us, it's a bigger in-game goal for us. We know what we want to be and where we can be and, when we lose games like this, it's always difficult to swallow." "We have to get back to the drawing board and be that team we were the last two weeks," Raptors coach Dwane Casey added. "That just didn’t happen by osmosis, that’s who we are and we’ve got to get back to that. For whatever reason, we’ve lost that work ethic, that fight, that grit, that grime and we’ve got to get that back." TSN

February 3, 2015 Updates

What was that courting process like this summer? 'Cause everybody wants to be courted once, right? Kyle Lowry: Yeah, it's true. But after your one time, you're like 'I don't know if I want to do that again.' I had Houston at the house at 12:15, and they were there, Coach McHale, and then Masai (Ujiri) and them come in. It's cool. But at the same time, it's very stressful, because you've got to put yourself in the position of, okay, how are you going to be successful? It's not peaches and cream like everybody thinks, because it's a life-altering situation. You can go think the grass is greener on the other side, but it's not. NBA.com

Were you surprised Miami didn't do everything possible to get you? I really thought you'd be a priority for them. Kyle Lowry: I don't know. I think, they sent the little pitch through the e-mail -- Me: But if they're trying to get you -- Kyle Lowry: I think they were trying to figure out their own selves, with LeBron. And I don't know if they knew they were going to lose him, but at the same time, I don't know what was their thinking. I'm not them guys. At the end of the day, I was open to any and everybody, and I wanted to listen and be courted. It was cool. They sent their e-mail, they sent their pitch, and that was it. It was one of those things were, okay, it went that way. NBA.com

The Raptors' all-star point guard was asked about his coach's comments. Dwane Casey had referenced the team's lack of energy and focus, what was it like to be out there as a player? "Just had a bad game," Lowry shot back after being held to two points, hitting one of his seven tries in 29 minutes of action on Monday. They had hit 32 per cent of their field goal attempts as a club, how much of those shooting woes were self-inflicted, how much a result of Milwaukee's defensive pressure? "I think we just had a bad game as a team," Lowry responded. Finally, a reporter inquired about the injury that briefly took him out of the game in the first half. "Just overall bad game for us as a team." TSN

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